These Are the Risks That Women Have When Practicing Extreme Sports

The Woman Post shows you some risks you may face if you play extreme sports.

The Woman Post | María Carolina Rivero

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An article called "Extreme Sports in Germany. The Pleasure of Risk" by Carolin Gasteiger, a journalist at the Suddeutsche Zeitung in Munich and published by the Goethe Institut website revealed that more and more Germans are looking for the high of extreme sports, that is, climbing without safety, bungee jumping on the cliffs or throwing themselves from the snowy slopes. Experts do not explain how they risk their lives for the sport to the limit.

The journalist indicates in the text that women athletes make recordings of their training on YouTube and show others their extreme achievements, but that media exposure inspires them to try new extreme experiences.

On the other hand, another study called "Leisure Monitor 2021 – Leisure Activity. Stay in Nature" by Ayaan Gul and published by Freizeitmonitor revealed that Germans have more free time, even in the ranking of fun in nature ranks third. In this sense, the trend of women was directed to extreme sport and became the boom of society. The data collected shows that 59% of women want to stay longer, unlike 50% of men.

Ulrich Reinhardt, Ph.D., and professor in the Department of Biology at Eastern Michigan University (EMU) believe that the more technical developments shape everyday life, the greater the desire for natural contrast. In addition, it assumes that this balancing act between technology and nature has a great impact on our leisure activities in the future.

Adrenaline and uncontrolled female addiction

Extreme sports have created in women a phenomenon of addiction and are linked to madness, risk, adventure, and danger. Currently, there is a boom in extreme sports for extreme climates, among them is the undefined heli-ski route in Alaska or sliding through the Utah Olympic Park, including ice climbing on the Avenue of the Volcanoes in Ecuador or trying a fat bike (fat tire bikes) in Kouchibouguac National Park in Canada.

Another of the most common addictions is boreal shark fishing in Greenland and Arctic diving in the frozen turquoise waters in Norway, in which ice caverns are explored with beluga whales.

Risks women have in extreme sports

A study called "Risk of atrial fibrillation in athletes. Systematic review and meta-analysis" conducted by Fadi Nehme and published by the British Journal of Sports Medicine in 2021 revealed that young women are at risk of suffering from atrial fibrillation than adult women. The findings indicate that physical activity reduces the risk of metabolic diseases, improves cardiovascular health and mental well-being, and is mostly associated with healthy aging. However, the report also suggests that exercise may reduce the burden of arrhythmias.

Curiosity, the study also identified age as a determining factor for athletes under 40. The influence of the extreme and the volume of training develops the risk.


The risks that we can find in extreme sports are many. However, the mind and body must be prepared with professional equipment to enjoy physical exercise consciously.

In short, you can practice all the extreme sports that are in trend, but with the care they deserve. The Woman Post suggests you research the sport you like and put it into practice effectively and consciously.


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